- 1991 in aviation
This is a list of
aviation-related events from 1991:
January 17- US-led forces attack Iraqin a massive air assault after a United Nationsdeadline for the withdrawal of Iraqi troops from occupied Kuwaitpasses unheeded.
February 1USAir (now US Airways) Boeing 737collides with Fairchild Metro IIIon a runway in Los Angeles International Airport. Thirty-four were killed.
February 28- The US calls a ceasefire in Iraq, with airpower having neutralized practically all of the country's ability to make war.
May 26- Lauda Air Boeing 767crashes in Uthai Thani province, Thailandminutes after takeoff from Don Mueang International Airportin Bangkok. 223 people died.
June 17- Alaska Airlinescommences services to the Soviet Union
July 8- a US Navy F/A-18 Hornetis forced to shoot down an E-2 Hawkeyeafter its crew abandons it following an engine fire
October 29- a Royal Australian Air Force Boeing 707-368C Registered A20-103 conducting an asymmetric flight demonstration crashes into the Pacific Ocean 43Km South of East Sale, Victoria, Australia
December 4- Pan Am, bankrupt since August 11, is finally dissolved after 64 years of operation.
February 13- Swearingen SJ-30
April 27- Eurocopter Tiger
April 29- Cessna CitationJet
May 10- Canadair Regional Jet
May 31- Pilatus PC-12
June 18- BAe RJ70
September 15- C-17 Globemaster III
October 25- Airbus A340
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